Socialist Worker

Car workers

Issue No. 1859

WORKERS AT the Peugeot car plant in Ryton, Coventry, have been told they have to accept a pay cut or face sweeping job cuts. The workers, members of the Amicus and TGWU unions, are being balloted over whether to take a drop in wages or see the plant's night shift cut and hundreds of jobs lost.

The union officials agreed to the company-run ballot and have recommended acceptance of cuts. The workers are angry, but without a lead from the unions they could end up thinking there is no alternative to this rotten deal.


WORKERS AT the Aston Martin plants in Newport Pagnall in Buckinghamshire and Bloxham, near Banbury in Oxfordshire, are being balloted for a strike over working practices. The dispute is over the company's demands for 'flexible working'.


If you enjoy Socialist Worker, please consider giving to our annual appeal to make sure we can maintain and develop our online and print versions of Socialist Worker. Go here for details and to donate.

Article information

News
Sat 12 Jul 2003, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1859
Share this article


Tags



Mobile users! Don't forget to add Socialist Worker to your home screen.